The Enviro Show on WXOJ-LP (103.3 fm) and streaming at www.ValleyFreeRadio.org from beautiful downtown Florence, MA every other Tuesday, 6:00 to 7:00pm and rebroadcast every Thursday at 2pm from the western hills of Massachusetts. Also, we are on the air at WMCB, (107.9fm) streaming at http://wmcb.net/Listen.html in Greenfield every Monday at 9pm following Democracy Now! We are D.O., Glen and Jean, WXOJ's in-house tree-hugging dirt worshipers. Tune-in and remember: listen to your Mother!
Greetings Earthlings. As much as far-right, flat-Earth Repugnicans would like you to believe otherwise, the science is in and human caused climate disruption is in our collective face. Glen interviews climate activist, Bill McKibben during his recent engagement at Amherst College. We also do the climate crisis in both our Enviro Show Echo Chamber and with this week's Fool-on-the-Hill. And, we Meet the New Boss signing off on oil drilling in the Arctic. What a world......but first it's time for.....Revenge of the Critters! Speaking of the Arctic: Stupid humans gets too close to Binky the Polar Bear.
In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we find that "parts of the Arctic have become like a giant slushie". Now that's something Mayor Bloomberg should really ban! The Center for Biological Diversity has good page here on Arctic Oil Development.....or is that Duh....velopment? Of course, Big Oil is all about the climate crisis. Here's a global analysis of why climate negotiations are locked in a stalemate. Could it have something to do with the U.S. and China? Well.......yeah! And this: did you think the meltdowns at Fukushima are over? Silly human, think again!
Our Fool-on-the-Hill this week has been much in the news lately. It's none other than Repugnican Congressman Paul Ryan, the GOP's VP hopeful and consummate Enemy of the Planet. Slate has the story here. We, quite frankly, would rather stick pins in our eyes than speak his name further.
Moving on to our E-Valley-uation segment, we'll do an update on the rescheduled Flotilla action at Vermont Yankee for next Saturday. The theme of that action? "Our River Runs Through It": Entergy's pollution of the Connecticut River. Meanwhile, over at Entergy's Pilgrim nuke folks are focusing on that scary reactor's pollution in Cape Cod Bay. Also, we revisit that clunky old coal burner by Mt. Tom. How about a coal-free Massachusetts? After Gov. Patrick's fiery speech at the Dem's National Convention maybe he's ready to fire up the Global Warming Solutions Act? Ask him!
It's growing harder to bash Obama given the alternatives, but it really is time we revisited our Meet the New Boss segment given that the Boss has signed off on Shell Oil drilling in the Arctic. However, he did at least give the climate crisis a plug at the DNC (talk about working at cross purposes!). Of course, The Boss could back off on nukes and dirty coal if he'd just put more emphasis on energy conservation & efficiency. Our Enviro Show Blog Bonus leans hard on Obama's Federal Housing Finance Authority that recently killed the national energy-efficient homes program. Add your voice here!
Our Enviro Show Quote of the week comes from an unlikely source:
"Preservation of our environment is not a liberal or conservative challenge, it's common sense."
- Ronald Reagan, State of the Union address, Jan. 25, 1984